They said it would get better….

They said it would get better,

After losing my mom.
They said it would get better.
In a way, it has 
I went from wailing to weeping, 

weeping to crying, 

crying to shedding tears. 

Each & Every Mother’s Day, 

six of them, 

since she’s been gone.
What I would give for one more day;

One more hour.

But, I did inherit her pragmatism.

I know in the end, the outcome will still be the same. 

It pains me to say Happy Mother’s Day to others. It’s not their fault; it’s my own pain. I never mean it to be cruel but it is hard for me to acknowledge this day

It’s harder for me than April 21, the day of her passing 

So I do what I know how to do best; 

Grind. 

Work.

In the hope that some where on the other side of the river Jordan, 

she sees and she is proud

I miss you Ma. 

4 thoughts on “They said it would get better….

  1. Tyneshia

    It will get better. Just hold on and keep going. Your light shines bright and she sees everthing you are doing.
    I am in the same boat. I lost my mom in 2004.

  2. shirley

    Melba. Hold on to the beautiful memories you shared with mom. She is proud of you and watching over you.Hold on my love.

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